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A poem

23 Dec 2003 | No Comments | Continue reading »

I’ve gotten this poem in my inbox in one form or another since my first Christmas as a Marine. This version is my favorite. Thanks go to Zanelle who sent it my way this year because she still remembers what it means to me. Merry Christmas folks. T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all […]

WTFO?!

5 Dec 2003 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Dale got a new scanner. So what does he do? He scans his class picture from first grade and sends it to me without so much as a hi or how are ya. What gives? How has our friendship been reduced to such informality? I believe he’s using the scanner as a show of his […]

Ask a Marine

1 Dec 2003 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Contributed by Nick Sparacino D. Chief of Police Oak Forest Il. Former Sgt. 2/9 Viet Nam 1966 Ask a Marine what’s so special about the Marines and the answer would be “esprit de corps”, an unhelpful French phrase that means exactly what it looks like – the spirit of the Corps, but what is that […]

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The author.Born in the year of the Dragon, the author grudgingly accepts the fact he has too many interests and not enough time. A cyclist as long as he can remember, an avid yet inconsistent writer since age eleven, and a U.S. Marine since age twenty-one, the author also adds peak bagging, diving, snowboarding, and computers to his list of interests. Incidentally, he is aware of his inability to make a living from any but the Corps. The author accepts this as fact and remains optimistic. Feel free to drop him a line.

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